Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’ says EU in devastating blow to PM

first_imgAfter the interventions, former Brexit Secretary David Davis urged the Prime Minister to abandon her plan and pursue a free trade deal in keeping with the one struck between Canada and the EU.Read more: David Davis: ‘Antagonistic’ Germans want to punish UK for BrexitAnother Tory MP, Remain-backing Grant Shapps, called on May to withhold the UK’s £39billion ‘divorce’ settlement if no deal was reached. whatsapp Owen Bennett whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Reflecting on the position of the EU27, Tusk said: “Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested framework for economic cooperation will not work. Not least because it risks undermining the Single Market.”His comments were supported by Macron, who described Chequers as “not acceptable”, and Merkel, who vowed their would be “no compromises” when it comes to the Single Market.The other stumbling block remains the ‘backstop’ plan for the Ireland/Northern Ireland border if no trade deal is agreed by the time the UK leaves the EU.Brussels believes the UK plan to use technology to keep the border frictionless is undeliverable, and instead wants Northern Ireland to effectively stay in the customs union and Single Market. May has said “no British Prime Minister could accept” such a plan as it would undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom.Read more: Theresa May rejects Michel Barnier’s Irish border plan Theresa May was visibly angry with the EU’s verdict on her Chequers proposal (Source: Getty)Tusk delivered his damning assessment of the Chequers proposal after EU27 leaders over a working lunch. He then had a face-to-face conversation with May, which she described as “frank”. Tags: Brexit Donald Tusk People Theresa May Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’ says EU in devastating blow to PM Theresa May was dealt a humiliating blow on Thursday as EU leaders dismissed her flagship Chequers proposal and sent her back to the drawing board. In a dramatic day in Salzburg, European Commission President Donald Tusk plunged the knife into the UK’s Brexit offer, saying bluntly: “It will not work”.The EU leaders gathered in Austria for the informal summit were unmoved by a plea from May to allow the UK to stay tied to Brussels’ rules on goods, but diverge on services.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke out against the proposal as the EU27 put on a united front against the UK.Tusk cast doubt on a special Brexit summit pencilled in for November, saying if sufficient progress towards a deal wasn’t made in the next four weeks that meeting would not go ahead.In a press conference just minutes after Tusk publicly shot down her plan, a visibly angry May called on the EU to put a counter-offer on the table that would keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland “frictionless”. Share Thursday 20 September 2018 2:45 pm As EU leaders lined up to demand more compromises from the UK, May tried to pile the pressure back on Brussels.Speaking at a press conference in a sweltering room which left the PM visibly sweating, May reiterated that any proposal for the Irish border “cannot divide the United Kingdom into two customs territories”.She added that the UK would be “bringing forward our own proposals shortly” for a new backstop.Turning to the future trade deal, May said: “There is no solution that will solve the Northern Ireland border which is not based on the frictionless movement of goods.”Our white paper remains the only serious and credible proposition on the table for achieving that objective.”Brexiteer Conservative MP Simon Clarke said: “Tory MPs across the spectrum will hope this is the moment where Chequers is indeed chucked.” last_img read more

Metro Bank share price plummets as profit drops and chair departs

first_img The under-fire firm reported a sharp drop in profits for the six months to June, during a period which was mired by investor and customer uncertainty in the wake of a major balance sheet blunder. Metro Bank’s share price hit an all time low this morning, as investors fretted over the troubled lender’s news that profits have fallen and its founder is stepping down as chairman. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com In the months since discovering the problem, the lender has asked investors for £375m in an emergency cash call to shore up its finances. whatsapp Read more: Former banker Sajid Javid becomes chancellor Shares in the high street challenger bank plummeted 16 per cent to 400p in early morning trading. Pre-tax profits plunged to £3.4min the first half of 2019, plummeting from £20.8m a year earlier.Customersalso withdrew £2bn of desposits. Metro Bank share price plummets in wake of profit drop and departure of chair Read more: Metro Bank’s Vernon Hill is set to step down The company’s share price edged down four per cent last night, as investor caution mounted ahead of the firm’s results which were released after trading closed. Thursday 25 July 2019 11:05 amcenter_img This week’s reshuffle is the first since the firm spooked the City by January by cutting its growth plans and revealing an accountancy error in which some loans had been classified as less risky than they were. Vernon Hill, the 73-year-old American billionaire who founded the self-styled the dog-friendly high street bank, also confirmed his plans to depart from his role as chairman last night as part of a management shake-up. Sebastian McCarthy Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndo The hunt for Hill’s successor is being launched amid a flurry of new appointments that the firm has made in recent days, as it looks to bolster its senior ranks in the wake of its recent crisis. Metro Bank’s share price has crash more than 75 per cent since the revelation, which prompted fears of a regulatory crackdown and wider questions over Metro Bank’s business model. Share Metro Bank whatsapplast_img read more

WHO bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

first_img Related: By Associated Press Aug. 4, 2016 Reprints KINSHASA, Congo — Amid a critical yellow fever vaccine shortage, more than 1 million doses sent by the United Nations, World Health Organization, and partners to Angola in February disappeared. Officials complained internally that they suspected the shots were appropriated by local politicians or wound up on the black market.Months later, WHO and partners were still mystified by where the vaccines were being used in the country. In a series of internal calls, health officials complained that shots were sometimes used in areas that had no yellow fever cases, without any explanation. Experts complained that it was “pointless” to approve vaccine plans for Angola since the country was completely disregarding them.An internal draft document sent from WHO’s Africa office to its Geneva headquarters in June cited a lack of senior leadership at WHO. It said the emergency outbreak response manager and team in Angola “are unable to lead or positively influence the operational direction and scale of containment efforts.”advertisement The continuing outbreak in Angola — and its increasing need for yellow fever vaccine — has left other countries unable to get requested stocks, compromising their preparedness for a potential outbreak. Faced with growing demands for limited vaccines and a proposal to dilute doses to stretch availability, a senior UNICEF staffer wrote in a June email: “WE HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS.”Officials plan to offer weaker vaccines in Congo this month, despite limited evidence that diluted vaccines would provide sufficient protection in African populations. Instead of the normal vaccine, officials plan to use a version containing one-fifth the usual dose. A draft WHO document on the “fractional dosing” included a line that said the strategy should be “forgotten.” In a later version, that sentence was deleted. Please enter a valid email address. The sole laboratory in Congo for diagnosing yellow fever closed for weeks after running out of diagnostic materials, leaving officials unable to track the evolving outbreak. Pressured by aid groups to act quickly, WHO’s Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan emailed Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders, to detail a number of steps taken to resolve the problem. To avoid bad publicity, Chan asked Liu not to share the email.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Associated Press HealthWHO bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak Running low on yellow fever vaccine, WHO ready to propose smaller doses Tags policyVaccinesyellow fever Jerome Delay/AP Privacy Policy NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. As the outbreak raged, manufacturers sent vaccines that sometimes were not accompanied by syringes, due to poor UN management. In Congo, one WHO logistics officer questioned whether the vaccines were being kept cold enough and warned WHO could “hardly guarantee the quality of the vaccine.” A boy in the Congo receiving a shot of the yellow fever vaccine. About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Property Watch: Five properties on the market in Mountmellick this week

first_img Property Watch: Five properties on the market in Mountmellick this week KilleenDNG bring to the market this detached home with annex set on 0.75 acres. Located with the convenience of the M7 and Junction 15, it also is an eight-minute drive from the nearby towns of Portlaoise and Portarlington.The property contains an entrance hall, a kitchen/dining/living room, a separate dining room, a conservatory, a family/games room, five bedrooms master with ensuite and a family bathroom. The site also offers an annex which comprises a kitchen, a utility room, a living room, two double bedrooms, ensuite and a bathroom.Guide price: €499,000SEE ALSO – Check out our dedicated LaoisToday property section Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, September 29, 2019Next articleJobs in Laois: All of the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday Kate Major Guide price: €155,000 GAA By Kate Major – 29th September 2019 Apt 3, Riverview, AshgroveClement Herron Real Estate are happy to introduce to the market this two bed ground floor apartment. This property is located close to town centre with easy access to shops, schools, post office, pubs, restaurants and church.The property is bright and comprises of entrance hall, kitchen/living/dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom and study.Guide price: €71,250 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory BornessKate O’Shea Auctioneers present to the public this bungalow home located within easy reach of both Mountmellick and Portarlington.The home is in good condition. The kitchen features marble worktops and a range cooker with a back boiler. The property also has oil fired central heating. The house consists of three bedrooms, one family bathroom and then at the rear of the property, there is a paddock and a large shed.Guide price: €235,000 This week, our property watch takes us to the Mountmellick. Below, we have listed our five favourite properties currently on the market in the town.AcragarPat Conroy Auctioneers are currently marketing this detached, single-storey property located in Acragar, Mountmellick.The home features a cottage design and consists of an entrance hall, a central living room, three bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, a cloakroom and a bathroom. Ample off-road private parking, spacious front garden with very spacious rear garden.The house is a short walk from ‘Supervalu’ and the girls and boys primary schools. It is a short drive also from the town of Portlaoise. GAA IrishtownElite Estate Agents are presenting this four bedroom detached bungalow to the sales market.The home consists of four bedrooms (one of which has an en-suite) and a main bathroom. As well as this, it has an entrance hall, a living room, a dining area, a kitchen, a conservatory and two large commercial sheds out the back of the house. It has ample parking for a large number of coaches.It is located in the heart of Mountmellick, meaning it is only a few minutes drive from Portlaoise and no more than an hour from Dublin.Guide price: €350,000 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img GAA WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSMountmellickproperty watch Twitter Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home News Property Property Watch: Five properties on the market in Mountmellick this week NewsProperty 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

U.S. Justice Department settles with Swiss bank over tax-evading accounts

first_img Hedge fund founders face OSC charges MFDA reports fewer prohibitions, monetary penalties in 2020 Keywords Enforcement Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton center_img Under a non-prosecution agreement signed on Friday, Finter agreed to pay a US$5.4 million penalty; to implement controls to stop misconduct involving undeclared U.S. accounts; and to cooperate in any related criminal or civil proceedings in return for the department’s agreement not to prosecute the bank for any tax-related criminal offences. The DoJ reports that Finter maintained almost 300 U.S.-related accounts with an aggregate maximum balance of approximately US$235 million since Aug. 1, 2008. It says the bank helped U.S. clients open and maintain undeclared accounts in Switzerland, which concealed the assets and income held in these accounts from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “Finter provided services that allowed U.S. clients to eliminate the paper trail associated with the undeclared assets and income, including ‘hold mail’ services and numbered and coded accounts,” it says. The DoJ also says that Finter accepted accounts from U.S. taxpayers that were leaving other Swiss banks, which were under investigation by U.S. authorities. U.S. authorities have settled with another Swiss bank in connection with alleged tax evasion offences. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that it has reached a deal with Zurich-based Finter Bank Zurich AG under its Swiss Bank Program, which allows banks to avoid potential criminal charges in exchange for agreeing to pay penalties and to fully cooperate with U.S. authorities. Court allows $100-million lawsuit against OSC to proceed Related newslast_img read more

Consultation open on Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

first_imgConsultation open on Tasmania’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Peter Gutwein,PremierInvesting in the wellbeing of children and young Tasmanians is critical for our State’s future and consultation is now open to deliver Tasmania’s first ever comprehensive, long-term, whole of government Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.The Strategy will cover all children and young people from 0 to 25 years old, with a specific focus on the first 1000 days because we know this time provides a critical foundation for the rest of a young person’s life.Students who have greater wellbeing are more likely to have better educational outcomes, and a better quality of life, with the Strategy providing the blueprint for Tasmanian children to thrive.The consultation will ensure children, young people, their caregivers, service providers, and policy makers can make their voices heard, with multiple ways for people to have their say and input ideas through paper-based, digital and face-to-face channels.This includes:An interactive website where individuals and organisations are invited to share their contributions online through drawings, paintings, creative writing; by completing a survey; or by making a formal written submission to a discussion paper.Paper-based materials (e.g. postcard to the Premier), which complement the interactive website and are being distributed across the state.Face-to-face consultations being run statewide by the CCYP, Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Mental Health Council Tasmania (MHCT) and Playgroup Tasmania, focussing on hard to reach and digitally excluded children and young people.The consultation program will run from 19 January to 19 March, and I urge all interested Tasmanians to make their voice heard and give us the information we need to continue delivering better health and wellbeing among young TasmaniansThe strategy will be delivered in the first half of 2021 and will be considered in the 2021-22 Tasmanian Budget. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, children, council, creative writing, digital, Government, health, mental health, outcomes, Premier, quality, students, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, website, wellbeing, Youthlast_img read more

Tasmanians need action now – not Liberal divisions – on voluntary assisted dying

first_imgTasmanians need action now – not Liberal divisions – on voluntary assisted dying Tasmanian LaborConservative Liberal Members looking for any excuse to fail terminally ill TasmaniansKey Liberals stallingTasmania’s VAD Bill is the safest in AustraliaThe hopelessly divided Gutwein Government is engaging in unnecessary politics around Tasmania’s Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation rather than making the care of terminally ill Tasmanians their priority.Shadow Health Minister Bastian Seidel said Liberal Ministers such as Michael Ferguson and Attorney-General Elise Archer were openly undermining Peter Gutwein, who has committed to debating the Bill next week.“The fact is this is the safest Bill in Australia but senior Ministers who are personally opposed to it are now engaged in a bizarre and unnecessary war of press releases,” Dr Seidel said.“The former leadership rivals Ms Archer and Mr Ferguson have joined forces in trying to tear down a sound Bill.“They will go to any length to find any cause to fail terminally ill Tasmanians who are not finding answers in palliative care.“They are putting their political will before dying patients.“They are doing this without even considering the UTAS evidence because they don’t want to look at the evidence, they don’t want to listen to the facts. It’s time for the Premier to show compassion and care in the debate and put a stop to the in-fighting.“Debate in the Upper House was defined by respect and diligent consideration and if Ms Archer had concerns at that time she should have raised them with the Liberals’ Legislative Council Members. They, in turn, could have raised her concerns at that time.“Now Ms Archer and others are turning this into a political football in the Lower House between two opposing groups within the Liberal Party.“This is not the time for the Liberal Party to be wasting time on in-fighting and shenanigans because Tasmanians just want them to get on with it.”Bastian Seidel MLCShadow Health Minister /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, council, Ferguson, football, Government, health, health minister, leadership, legislation, Liberal Party, Minister, palliative care, Premier, press, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassielast_img read more

Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of Russian Security Council

first_imgStatement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of Russian Security Council The White HouseNational Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Council. The two discussed a number of issues in the bilateral relationship, as well as regional and global matters of concern. Mr. Sullivan and Secretary Patrushev also discussed the prospect of a presidential summit between the United States and Russia and agreed to continue to stay in touch. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:council, Government, Russia, Secretary, security, Security Council, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Social media use one of four factors related to higher COVID-19 spread rates early on

first_imgSocial media use one of four factors related to higher COVID-19 spread rates early on York UniversityResearchers from York University and the University of British Columbia have found social media use to be one of the factors related to the spread of COVID-19 within dozens of countries during the early stages of the pandemic.The researchers say this finding resembles other examples of social media misinformation ranging from the initial phase of vaccine rollout to the 2021 Capitol riot in the United States.Countries with high social media use leading to off-line political action prior to the pandemic, as surveyed before the pandemic by V-Dem (a database from the University of Gothenburg), showed the strongest trend toward a high R0 – an indicator of how many secondary infections one infected individual is likely to cause – and a faster initial spread of the virus. For example, Canada when compared to the United States had a lower level of social media use leading to off-line action and a lower R0. A set of multiple factors, including social media, could explain the different outcomes between the two countries, although the findings do not imply causation.“What we found was surprising, that the use of social media to organize off-line action tended to be associated with a higher spread rate of COVID-19. This highlights the need to consider the dynamic role that social media plays in epidemics,” says Assistant Professor Jude Kong of York University’s Faculty of Science, who led the research with University of British Columbia Postdoctoral Fellow Edward Tekwa.Watch video: https://youtu.be/7ICj1CPX6SoThe research team examined national level demographic, disease, economic, habitat, health, social and environmental characteristics that existed before the pandemic across 58 countries, including Ghana, Canada and the United States. They broke those characteristics down into covariates and analyzed which ones had the strongest associations with vulnerability to the virus before government interventions were put in place.“The world has changed to modify R0. Social media, for example, could help rather than hurt now that we have more reliable information to pass around. But some of the factors identified in our research have not changed and could be informative for the current and future pandemics,” says Tekwa.Kong and Tekwa found a country with an intermediate number of youth (between the ages of 20 and 34), an intermediate GINI inequality factor (the amount of income inequality across a population), and a population that primarily lives in cities of more than one million people were three additional factors with the strongest relationship to the rate of spread.“We found that with a lower youth population, the spreading was very low, while a country with an intermediate level of youth population had the highest rate of spreading of COVID-19,” says Kong of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. “Interestingly, we found that as the youth population increases, it was associated with a lower number of cases, rather than a higher number.”Pollution, temperature, and humidity did not have a strong relationship with R0. The overall goal was to find baseline epidemiological differences across countries, shape future COVID-19 research, and better understand infectious disease transmission.What’s Next?“Different countries have different characteristics that predispose them to greater vulnerability,” says Kong. “When we are looking to compare COVID-19 progression among countries, we need to take into account those pre-existing country characteristics. The reason being is that if you just do a simple analysis the result will be misleading.”Understanding the initial phase will help account for pre-existing, intrinsic differences, as regions try to identify their own best management strategy going forward. Kong says they are already using this data to inform policymakers in Africa about which communities are most vulnerable.The paper was published today in the journal PLOS ONE. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, British, Canada, Ghana, Government, inequality, infectious disease, mathematics, pollution, social media, statistics, United States, university, University of British Columbia, University of Gothenburg, Yorklast_img read more

CARE Hospitals in association with Piramal Swasthya launches UMMEED

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on March 27, 2019 Related Posts CARE Hospitals in association with Piramal Swasthya launches UMMEED Cancer Care News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app A cancer screening programme for rural TelanganaCARE Hospitals in association with Piramal Swasthya an initiative of Piramal Foundation announces the launch of community-based cancer screening programme “UMMEED” – to detect early and reduce the mortality due to cancer. It is expected to reduce the impact of cancer burden in the state of Telangana through early detection of oral, breast and cervical cancers in rural areas. Founded on the belief that cancer screening is a right, rather than a privilege, CARE Hospitals in association with Piramal Swasthya is offering the screenings free of cost in rural Telangana. The programme will help screen patients in interior villages and a special all women team manning the van will encourage and educate the rural population about the importance of detecting cancer early.Dr Anil Arbandi – Haemato Oncologist CARE Hospitals said on this occasion the programme “Compared to developed nations, the cases of cancer detected in India are low, but mortality rate is high. Most (68 per cent) patients with cancer die of their disease in India as compared to only 33 per cent in USA. Nearly 70 per cent of Indian population lives in rural India. However, nearly 95 per cent of cancer care facilities are in urban India. The mortality rates in rural India are currently more than double of urban India. All this will hopefully change if preventive screenings are made available in villages. CARE Hospitals will do their part in this looming fight that rural India faces against cancer”.Adding on to this Vishal Phanse, CEO – Piramal Swasthya said – “The cancer incidence rate in Telangana rose to 74 cancer patients for a lakh population compared to that of 54 in 1990. Considering the growing incidence of cancer in India, Piramal Swasthya has realised a need for community-based cancer screening programme to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat oral, breast and cervical cancers in rural areas. Joining hands with Care Hospitals is a momentous step towards fight against cancer. We believe that our programme will have significant impact in helping to reduce cancer-related mortality in Telangana.”Dr Krishnamani KV – Medical Oncologist CARE Hospitals said “UMMEED meaning “Hope”, is an end to end programme that will not only offer free oral, breast, general and cervical cancer screenings through mobile unit but also counsel those detected with cancer and provide treatment support through referral to cancer hospitals”.Addressing the conference Dr Srinivas Juluri Director Surgical Oncologist CARE Hospitals said – “Cancers of oral cavity and lungs (male) and cervix and breast (female) account for >50 per cent of all cancer deaths in India. 71 per cent of all cancer deaths in India – occur in age groups between 30-69 years. One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India. For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, 1 woman dies of it in India . Female mortality rate 63.2 per cent and male mortality rate is 72 per cent. He further stated, cancer in India, needs work at the primary level for prevention and early detection concerted, co-ordinated and precise customised planning, at the tertiary level to ensure the best outcomes”.At the conference, Dr. Shailendra Hegde, Head of Innovations at Piramal Swasthya said – “Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality and mobility in India and its incidence is growing rapidly in Telangana as well. Only some cancers affecting breast, cervical, skin, oral and colorectal show early signs and early detection of such cancers have nearly 100 per cent chances of getting cured. The purpose of cancer screening is to detect those people with the disease who as yet are not exhibiting any overt signs or symptoms and appear healthy. Leveraging on this approach Piramal Swasthya and Care Hospitals have come together to sensitise people about the importance of importance of early diagnosis, cancer screening and treatment, and to remove the fear arising due to lack of awareness”Dr Raajiv Singhal Managing Director Evercare, said objective of this programme is screen over 50,000 patients during the year, cover more than 100 villages, touching over 3,00,000 lives.On this occasion CARE Hospitals Oncology Team of Doctors, Dr Arun Kumar Lingutla – Medical Oncologist, Dr Ranjit Kumar Consultant Pediatric Hemato Oncologist, Dr Pratap Verma – Surgical Onco, Dr Praveen Jadav – Surgical Oncology, Dr Rammohan Reddy – Radiation Oncologist, Dr Prithvi Raj Jampana Consultant Medical and Radiation Oncologist CARE Hospitals are present and Dr Shailedndra Hegde – Head of Innovations, Sridhar Upadhya – Senior Vice President and Madhusudhan Pundrothu – Chief Manager from Piramal Swasthya team were present. cancercancer screening programmeCare HospitalsPiramal Swasthyarural TelanganaUMMEED Read Article Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Commentlast_img read more